Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf Du Plessis has heaped praise on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his ability to hit any bowler and said such a quality can make life difficult for any rival captain.
In the last two games against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils, MS Dhoni showcased the class power hitting and shut mouth of his critics.
Currently, Dhoni is in a really good form at the moment, so it becomes very difficult for the bowlers to send him back to the pavilion. In the 8 matches played so far, Dhoni has scored 286 runs with a strike rate of around 170.
In a post-match press conference, faf said, ‘’He has got such a big arch and if you want to bowl wide he can still hit you to the leg sid’’.
‘’He has got a lot of options, so it makes life difficult for a bowler and a captain because he can hit any ball to wherever he wants to. That kind of form is obviously very important to us’’, he added.
Furthermore, he also praised young Indian batsman Ambati Rayadu for his flexibility.
Rayadu is one of the key batsman for Chennai Super Kings and is also the leading run-scorer and the current Orange Cap holder.
Du Plessis said, ‘’Rayadu's flexibility has really impressed me. I have really enjoyed watching him bat in this IPL. The ability to come in and score boundaries from the first ball is a very difficult skill. That ability to come at four and five and score a boundary straight-away, not a lot of people can do that’’.
‘’With Suresh (Raina) at three and (Rayadu) at four, if we get off to a solid start, the two can just come in and play their natural game which can be dangerous for the opposition. So we are fortunate that we have got a lot of options in the batting unit’’, he added.
(With inputs from agencies)